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Little Red Riding Hood: Once Upon a Time Themes

The television show “Once Upon a Time” premiered four years ago to the delight of fairy tale fans everywhere. Now that I’ve read through a lot of the fairy tales and some analytical essays, I’m picking up on some of the themes that are carried over from the original tales. 931 more words

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NaPoWriMo Day Ten Alphabet Soup

Hi! Playing catch-up after missing a couple of days. I’m posting Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyz,  with a nod to Big Bird, only because I am determined to finish the month having  completed all the prompts and time’s a-zoomin’. 125 more words


From Snow White to Her Daughter: a Poem

In my Feminism and Fairy Tales class, one of the first Disney Princess-ified fairy tales we discussed was Snow White. The Disney film is very similar to the original tale, written by the Grimm brothers, with only… 906 more words

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Hans Christian Andersen Born on This Date

Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen born this date in 1805. Andersen’s fairy tales include “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “The Little Match Girl.”

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Living Lamp

Living Lamp was a professional brief set by British lighting maker Anglepoise® for final year BA Illustration students at the University of Portsmouth. Over 40 students were tasked with bringing an Anglepoise® lamp to life by exploring the narratives around their anthropomorphic qualities through a single concertina sketch book. 25 more words


Cinderella Review

I went to see the new Cinderella movie with a friend last week and absolutely loved it. It was sweet and innocent and just all around lovely. 321 more words


The Turnip Princess

Almost exactly three years, I wrote about the discovery of a collection of previously unknown fairy tales by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth. At the time, a small collection had been published in German but there was no word on when an English translation would become available. 1,004 more words